Job Description

  • Position Type:
    Teacher - High School/Special Ed High School Resource

  • Date Posted:
    10/8/2021

  • Location:
    Cactus High School - Glendale, AZ

  • Date Available:
    Immediately

  •   Additional Information:
    Position Title: WORKS Certified Special Education Teacher - Lead

    Department: Department of Special Education

    Supervisor: Special Education Director/Transition Services Coordinator
    Term of Employment: 1.0 FTE
    Salary Classification: Teacher Salary Schedule

    Job Summary: The job of the WORKS Special Education Teacher-Lead is done for the purpose of providing support to staff who deliver class- and community-based instruction to employment seeking youth with disabilities aged 18-22; directing daily operations of the program; and facilitating interagency collaboration with adult agencies to promote seamless transition from high school to adult living and services.

    Essential Functions: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include, but are not limited to, the following tasks, duties, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents in this class.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
    • Direct daily operations including staff schedule, assignments, responsibilities, and standards for professional conduct.
    • Monitor scheduling of class- and community- based instruction and activities for students.
    • Develop protocols/procedures for on and off campus events that provide reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
    • Actively pursue community and business partnerships to allow for a variety of work-based learning experiences and assess worksites for safety and learning opportunities,
    • Assist campus administration in hiring, supervising, and evaluating certified and classified staff
    • Identify and/or develop assessment and data collection tools for progress monitoring of program objectives and individual IEP goals
    • Understand, explain, and facilitate referrals to adult agencies on behalf of student and/or family to promote seamless transition from high school to adult services (DDD & VR).
    • Serve as a liaison between agencies and school to encourage coordination of efforts in transition planning and service delivery.
    • Coordinate and/or provide professional learning opportunities for certified and classified staff.
    • Monitor case management activities and service delivery to ensure efficacy and compliance with IEP as required under IDEA.
    • Identify and/or develop materials, strategies, and resources to aid families with transition planning.
    • Routinely collaborate with Transition Services Coordinator and Special Education Leadership to ensure ATC program continually aligns with values and mission of the district
    • Attends all staff meetings, professional development and ADE/RSA required trainings
    • Performs teaching duties as an Certified Special Education Teacher as assigned or when required
    • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
    • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, county and city statutes, rules, policies and procedures.
    • Knowledge of applicable Peoria Unified School District and departmental policies and procedures.
    • Knowledge of a variety teaching methods and techniques to promote student growth.
    • Knowledge of IDEA, FAPE, ADA and other legislative acts that effect public education and community-based employment of people with disabilities.
    • A working knowledge of specially designed instruction, accommodations and modifications to appropriately meet student needs.
    • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers, vendors, students, parents, the general public and others having business with the school district.
    • Skills in operating a computer and utilizing a variety of software applications including but not limited to Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Outlook
    • Skills in verbal and written communication including interpreting and expressing ideas and directions.
    • Skills in organization, time management, and task prioritization
    • Must demonstrate the following capabilities:
    1. Ability to problem solve, adapt, and change routines or activities quickly as situations arise
    2. Ability to perform a variety of multi-step activities and manage a flexible schedule
    3. Ability to establish and maintain a positive rapport with students and work professionally with school staff
    4. Ability to respond calmly, professionally, and safely to emergency situations and/or behavioral challenges.


    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A current special education teaching certificate with appropriate endorsement(s) at the Arizona Department of Education.

    OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
    • Must be Highly Qualified according to state and federal standards to fill the position
    • Must be able to pass a fingerprint and background clearance check.
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain an Arizona driver’s license.
    • Must be eligible, able and willing to operate a district vehicle to transport students
    • May be required to lift and carry heavy, bulky supplies and materials weighing up to 20 pounds.
    • May be required to assist students with mobility impairments to complete transfers
    • May be required to assist students with personal care needs.
    • May be required to work outside normal working hours.
    • Will be required to travel to perform work functions
    • Must be able to meet requirements and perform duties as an ATC Certified Special Education Teacher



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